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    Football Coach Aaron Feis Mourned as a Hero Who Ran 'Towards Danger' During Fla. School Shooting

    Football Coach Aaron Feis Mourned as a Hero Who Ran 'Towards Danger' During Fla. School Shooting


    He wasn’t just the school’s football coach, Aaron Feis was also a life coach to the thousands of students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school. On Feb. 14, 37-year-old Feis, a loving father, husband and security monitor, was shot to death by the...

    He wasn’t just the school’s football coach, Aaron Feis was also a life coach to the thousands of students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school.

    On Feb. 14, 37-year-old Feis, a loving father, husband and security monitor, was shot to death by the former student, 19, whom he had often dealt with. Remembered as a big teddy bear and father figure to students, Feis, who was one of the 17 people killed at the Parkland, Florida, campus, was mourned by loved ones and shooting survivors during an emotional memorial service held at the Church by the Glades in Coral Springs, Florida.

    Four of Feis’ pallbearers were football players wearing their jerseys. The 1999 MSD graduate is survived by his wife Melissa and 8-year-old daughter Ariel.

    “We throw around the words hero and heroic pretty easily. We’re not just celebrating a husband, father, brother, coach and friend. We’re celebrating a hero,” pastor David Hughes said to the packed church, according to the Miami Herald.

    Feis was among the first to respond to the gunfire, racing to the scene in his security golf cart before sprinting after the alleged gunman on foot. Survivors told the Herald that Feis shielded students from the bullets and pushed at least one girl out of the alleged shooter’s line of sight.

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    “Before you even heard how he died, you knew he died putting himself in harm’s way to save others. That’s who he was,” Broward Sheriff Scott Israel said in his speech. “ running toward danger while others were correctly running away from danger,” continued Israel, who was alongside Feis as a volunteer football coach when his two sons attended MSD.

    “Feis had no gun, no rifle. And yet he ran toward helping students. He was just such a great individual. I can’t remember anyone calling him Aaron. It was Feis — kind of like saying LeBron or Michael,” the sheriff said, adding, “Head coaches have come and gone but what’s the one constant? Big Feis. Kids would do more for Feis because they never wanted to let him down.”

    During the service, Feis’ grieving father Louis recited a letter he had received from a stranger in Spokane, Washington, who heard about the shooting and was moved by his son’s “act of bravery toward the students who saw evil in its purest form and then saw love in its purest form from Mr. Feis.”

    Family friend Brandon Corona described Feis as “a counselor to those who had no father figure,” as reported by the Associated Press. Corona also recalled how his friend would spend hours making highlight videos for players to send to college recruits as well as how he gave students rides home.

    “He always wanted to be the best dad he could be. He was the epitome of what a hardworking husband and father should be,” said Corona.

    Also in attendance at the funeral were Gov. Rick Scott as well as former Miami Dolphins players Jason Taylor and Sam Madison.

    RELATED: Students, Staff, Heroes: Here Are the Victims of the Florida High School Mass Shooting

    “He would do it again in a heartbeat,” his brother, Raymond Feis, told PEOPLE. His sister, Johanna Feis, added, “Everything he did that day was in character for him.”

    Longtime friend, Dan Maurer, echoed: “He dealt with hundreds of kids every single year. I never heard a mean thing come out of his mouth. Big guy, big heart – and his heart was so much bigger.”

    Three days after the mass shooting, MSD head football coach Willis May gave a moving tribute to Feis on Good Morning America.

    “He didn’t need to get shot to be a hero. He was a hero every day because people looked up to him, respected him,” May said. “It’s not a high-paying job but if you can change somebody’s life, you know, and make him into a better person, that’s what it’s all about.”

    Bachelor Winter Games' Clare Crawley and Benoit Are Engaged! Inside His Shocking Proposal

    Bachelor Winter Games' Clare Crawley and Benoit Are Engaged! Inside His Shocking Proposal


    Fourth time’s the charm for Bachelor Nation’s Clare Crawley — she’s engaged! During The Bachelor Winter Games: World Tells All special on Thursday night, Canada native Benoit Beauséjour-Savard got down on one knee to pop the question in...

    Fourth time’s the charm for Bachelor Nation’s Clare Crawley — she’s engaged!

    During The Bachelor Winter Games: World Tells All special on Thursday night, Canada native Benoit Beauséjour-Savard got down on one knee to pop the question in French, and she said, “Yes!”

    “It’s overwhelming, it’s crazy,” Crawley tells PEOPLE of the surprise engagement. “Going on these Bachelor shows is a huge risk and you don’t know the outcome. It’s scary, but it’s a risk that you have to take to get the good in the end.”

    “I dind’t expect this,” Beauséjour-Savard adds. “I was heartbroken on The Bachelorette: Canada but going back on this show I had an open mind. I was realistic that there might not be someone for me. But like you’ve seen on TV, I had the biggest crush ever on her. it wasn’t a crush, it was developing into something really deep and strong.”

    The pair connected early on during their time on the spinoff show, but Crawley soon found herself in a love triangle with Beauséjour-Savard and German contestant Christian Rauch. While Beauséjour-Savard was open about his intense feelings for Crawley, she ended up telling him that she didn’t feel the same way and wanted to get to know Rauch better.

    RELATED VIDEO: Bachelor Winter Games Contestants Reveal Their Biggest Bachelor Crushes

    Beauséjour-Savard was heartbroken and decided to leave the house, but things didn’t quite work out in the end for Crawley and Rauch, either: They chose to go their separate ways before a kissing competition.

    Crawley and Beauséjour-Savard then reconnected over a simple text in which he asked if she was doing okay after leaving the show.

    “At that point, I was just thinking, ‘She’s ending up with Christian,'” Beauséjour-Savard says. “The sentence that kept running through my mind was, ‘It’s not the end of the two of us.’ But I knew at that moment that she may have fell for him. It didn’t happen, so she just called me and from there, it went better and better, and we spent hours and hours each and every day talking to each other.”

    The Winter Games teased the proposal before the show aired by posting a photo of Crawley’s engagement ring on Twitter, though ABC kept the identity of the betrothed pair a secret, even suggesting Dean Unglert had asked Lesley Murphy to marry him in a promo.

    Beauséjour-Savard says Neil Lane custom-designed the sparkler.

    “He didn’t have the one I was looking for, so he built a custom one, which is amazing,” he says. “It was exactly what I asked, and he did the best job ever. It blows my mind. It was the first time that I had to shop for this, and it will be the last one for sure. It’s kind of stressful, but I’m glad she likes it.”

    Beauséjour-Savard says he only started thinking about the proposal a week before he popped the question, and though he hadn’t told his family beforehand, he asked Crawley’s family for their blessing over FaceTime.

    “They’re really close to each other and mostly women,” he says. “I think to have another man in their life, they were wishing that to happen for Clare. It’s just the best thing right now.”

    He continues: “We’re two sensitive people, two intense people. Go big or home. I love her so much, you have no idea, and she’s just the best so, why not? I wanted to.”

    When Crawley told her family that they were engaged, they couldn’t have been more excited for her and her new fiancé.

    “It’s funny, they’ve always lead me away from guys like, ‘He’s not good for you,” she says. “They have not said one thing about Benoit. It’s always, ‘Go for it.'”

    “My mom doesn’t know much about these shows, and she just knows if you’re in love, then you get engaged,” she continues. “So when I told her about Benoit, she was like, ‘Are you getting married?’ I was like, ‘What would you think if I got married?’ And she was like, ‘I pray every single night for this, you have no idea how much I pray for this every single night.’ I mean, she is over the moon.”

    Beauséjour-Savard also gave Crawley’s late father a shout-out during the proposal, saying, “I feel like there is someone up their watching us right now.”

    “I get emotional talking about this, but I never thought I would have a wedding because before my dad passed away, we had our own little father-daughter dance at home because we knew he was going to pass away,” Crawley says. “I never thought I’d have a wedding but it’s a celebration of love and I never thought it would happen for me.”

    Since Beauséjour-Savard still lives in Montreal and Crawley in Sacramento, they’re thinking about making a big move soon to be with each other.

    “I told him, ‘I don’t care where we end up, I just can’t do snow,'” Crawley says. “It’s a hard decision to make because I’ve always lived my whole life. But everything I’ve ever said is, ‘Wherever my husband is, that’s your family.’ Wherever that is, it doesn’t matter where.”

    “I’m probably going to have to do a big move,” Beauséjour-Savard says. Until then, they’re making their long-distance relationship work.

    “I’ve been in long distance relationships before, and it matters your investment in the relationship and it doesn’t matter the distance between the relationships,” Crawley says. “I’ve had relationships in the same city that have not worked out at all and have been a struggle. So it’s wanting it. That, I think, can overcome anything.”

    Benoit agrees: “We’ve spent the last two months talking to each other and it just got better and better. One day we’re going to have to live in the same city, live in the same house and I think this is how we start a family.”

    German Figure Skater Competes to Music from Schindler's List —and Twitter Has Feelings

    German Figure Skater Competes to Music from Schindler's List —and Twitter Has Feelings


    Germany’s Nicole Schott competed in the ladie’s figure skating free skate at the Winter Olympics Friday morning in South Korea (Thursday evening stateside) — and her musical selection raised more than a few eyebrows on social media. The 21-year-old...

    Germany’s Nicole Schott competed in the ladie’s figure skating free skate at the Winter Olympics Friday morning in South Korea (Thursday evening stateside) — and her musical selection raised more than a few eyebrows on social media.

    The 21-year-old skated to the score from Schindler’s List — Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning 1993 film depicting German-occupied Poland during World War II, and attempts to save those persecuted during the Holocaust — and the choice immediately caught the attention of Twitter users.

    “Um is this weird y’all correct me if I’m wrong cause y’all know I’m a dumb ass some times,” tweeted Leslie Jones, sharing a brief video of her profanity-laden reaction to the news.

    Other social media users had similar shocked reactions.

    Next up from Germany and skating to "Schindler's List"

    Oh boy *logs into twitter*#Olympics

    — JeshaDevonne (@JeshaDevonne) February 23, 2018

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    Okay, so my take on this is again about emotional resonance.

    You skate to Schindler’s List, you have to grapple with the fact that people have preexisting emotions.

    — Courtney!!! Milan (@courtneymilan) February 23, 2018

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    Maybe don't skate to the theme from Schindler's List if you're from Germany. It's just a little bit #Awkward. #Olympics https://t.co/VgVlBfgfY6

    — Ann Dystopian Fan (@AnnDystopianFan) February 23, 2018

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    As someone who has a master's in holocaust studies, I'm unsure how I feel about a German skater using Schindler's List

    — Jon Panofsky (@jonp713) February 23, 2018

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    A German figure skater using a song from Schindler's List feels like something that should have been caught by one of the first 55,000 people it would have had to go through to get here.

    — Scott Harris (@ScottHarrisMMA) February 23, 2018

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    first of all, nobody should skate to schindler's list. second of all, some people REALLY shouldn't skate to schindler's list.

    — Hannah (@fromtexarkana) February 23, 2018

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    Schott opened up about her musical selection to Golden Skate last year.

    “I think it was a good choice for me,” she said. “This kind of sad music is my strength. I am not someone who could skate to Don Quixote. Schindler’s List is one of my favorite pieces of music.”

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    Other social media users pointed out that skating to music from Schindler’s List is actually somewhat common. Yulia Lipnitskaya’s free skate to the music won her gold at the 2014 Olympics as Sochi — although she also faced criticism for the choice.

    It is surprisingly somewhat common in the sport to use music from Schindler's list. https://t.co/KOHMUJv2II

    — Andrew (@Andrew11752) February 23, 2018

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    While some users simply slammed Schott for the selection, others critiqued it while noting that she surely did not mean to stir controversy.

    “The music score of Schindler’s List is beautiful. I’d like to know why Nicole Schott of Germany chose to skate to it,” wrote one user. “I seriously doubt that she intended any offense.”

     

    Jennifer Lopez Shares Sweet Home Videos of Her Twins on Their 10th Birthday

    Jennifer Lopez Shares Sweet Home Videos of Her Twins on Their 10th Birthday


    Jennifer Lopez is finding it hard to believe that she is the mother of two 10-year-olds. Despite her disbelief, she let her love and pride for her twins Emme and Max shine through in a video made especially for the occasion featuring private family snaps...

    Jennifer Lopez is finding it hard to believe that she is the mother of two 10-year-olds.

    Despite her disbelief, she let her love and pride for her twins Emme and Max shine through in a video made especially for the occasion featuring private family snaps and home videos, which she shared on Instagram Thursday.

    “It’s hard to get my head around the fact that it’s been 10 years since these two forces of nature came into my world and changed my life forever…” she wrote in the caption.

    “You healed my soul and rejuvenated my existence… you taught me about love and life and myself in a way I never imagined… and I am forever in love with those beautiful faces… #wheniseeyourfacetheresnotathingthatiwouldchange #becauseyouramazingjustthewayyouare.”

    The twins’ father, Marc Anthony, can also be seen in some of the videos and he made sure to report the birthday tribute on his social media.

    Lopez shared close moments with their family, including photos from when they were just babies to now. She also used videos of behind the scenes moments such as when the three posed on the beach for photos all of which was set to Bruno Mars’ “Just the Way You Are”.

    Lopez also shared on her Instagram Story photos from their birthday party on Thursday evening, including a Mario Kart birthday cake for Max and an animal cake for Emme.

    Max also received “the world’s largest gummy” as a gift, while in a later video his mother caught him attempting to lick his cake.

    Last year, the Lopez and Anthony celebrated their children’s 9th birthday together alongside friends Leah Remini and her husband Angelo Pagan.

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    Lopez also shared a collage of photos of her children, writing, “Emme and Maximilian…I cant believe it’s 9 years ago today that God entrusted me with the biggest blessings of my life… he finally sent me my beautiful twins, my babies, my love and life in two lil human beings. I immediately felt bonded, protective, overwhelmed with emotion and like the luckiest woman on this earth. And I’ve felt that way every day since.”

    She continued, “You make me proud every single moment of every single day! You are two shining lights that make this world a better more beautiful place for me and everyone who is lucky enough to know you…Thank you Lord for choosing me to be Max and Emme’s mom. The word LOVE is not enough for how my heart and soul feel when I think of you… Happy Happy Birthday my lil coconuts!!!”

    Lopez and Anthony tied the knot in a secret ceremony in June 2004 at Lopez’s home in Beverly Hills. They dated for just six months before getting married — though first met as friends in 1998 when Anthony was starring in Broadway’s The Capeman. 

    The couple split in in July 2011, after seven years of marriage, but have remained close since their divorce was finalized in June 2014. The “On the Floor” singer is now dating former baseball star, Alex Rodriguez.

    Stassi Yaramchuk Says She Never Exchanged Numbers With Luke Pell After Bachelor Winter Games

    Stassi Yaramchuk Says She Never Exchanged Numbers With Luke Pell After Bachelor Winter Games


    Warning: This post contains spoilers! While the romance between The Bachelor Winter Games‘ Stassi Yaramchuk and Luke Pull has been heating up on the small screen, he apparently iced her out behind the scenes. The Bachelor: Sweden alum says that Pell...

    Warning: This post contains spoilers!

    While the romance between The Bachelor Winter Games‘ Stassi Yaramchuk and Luke Pull has been heating up on the small screen, he apparently iced her out behind the scenes.

    The Bachelor: Sweden alum says that Pell didn’t put an effort into their relationship when the cameras stopped rolling and will address him on the World Tells All special immediately following the finale of the Olympic-themed spinoff show on Thursday.

    “I don’t even have his number,” Yaramchuk tells PEOPLE. “Recently, I heard that he actually broke up with me, but I didn’t even know. I’m shocked.”

    Yaramchuk and Pell barely talked after the finale, and she says, “It feels like you wake up the next morning like nothing existed. I was like, ‘What? Was I dreaming about it?'”

    Though Pell started off Winter Games on a date with Yaramchuk’s fellow Bachelor: Sweden alum Rebecca Karlsson, he quickly bonded with Yaramchuk over their heart conditions, and they became a couple.

    “The best talk we had was outside of the house when we were sitting and talking really deeply and I really, truly believed in him and what he was saying,” she says. “It was an amazing moment.”

    Despite how things turned out after Winter Games, Yaramchuk is keeping positive and says, “what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.”

    RELATED VIDEO: The Bachelor Winter Games Cast Reveal Behind-the-Scenes Secrets, Biggest Flirt and More

    “I learned a lesson and I’m thankful for that,” she says. “I became stronger and I hope smarter and I wish the best to Luke as well. I hope he finds his person.”

    Plus, she’d love to be America’s Bachelorette someday.

    “I’m not scared away,” she says. “Then it will be guys who I can really choose from. It’s a broader option!”

    The season finale of The Bachelor Winter Games airs on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

    Hannah Storm Opens Up About Her 'Difficult Recovery' 5 Years After Horrific Burn Accident

    Hannah Storm Opens Up About Her 'Difficult Recovery' 5 Years After Horrific Burn Accident


    From covering Super Bowls to co-commentating The Bachelor Winter Games with Chris Harrison, Hannah Storm has done it all. But in 2012, a horrific burn accident almost threatened it all. The sportscaster was making dinner outside of her home on the night...

    From covering Super Bowls to co-commentating The Bachelor Winter Games with Chris Harrison, Hannah Storm has done it all. But in 2012, a horrific burn accident almost threatened it all.

    The sportscaster was making dinner outside of her home on the night of Dec. 11 when she noticed the flame on her grill had gone out and wouldn’t ignite. She turned off the gas but when she reignited it, she says, “the gas exploded in a fire ball.”

    “My oldest daughter, she was so calm that night — I basically yelled in, ‘Mommy’s on fire! Call somebody!’ ” Storm, 55, tells PEOPLE. “I ran to my sink and tried to put out the fires because my shirt was on fire, and my hair was on fire. I was just trying to put the flames out as quickly as I could.”

    She suffered from first-degree burns to her face and neck and second degree burns to her hands and chest. She says “a little piece” of her nose had also “melted off,” her eyesight was damaged and her hair had been burned off in the blast.

    “I had to go to the hospital to the burn unit and it was very frightening, extremely painful and a very difficult recovery,” she says. “It just took months and months and months.”

    Though she returned to TV just three weeks after the accident to host the Rose Bowl in Pasadena with bandages and extensions, Storm says it took six months for her to “feel normal” again.

    “It’s pretty amazing how your body recovers,” she says. “The fact that my face is fine, and I could go on and do TV was unbelievable. That I had mostly second degree burns on my face rather than third is just a miracle. I’m incredibly grateful because I was able to keep doing what I love to do.”

    Since she had burns with different levels of severity, she says her bathroom counter was covered in wraps and all different kinds of ointments. It took about a year for her hair to grow back fully, but luckily, she had her three daughters there to help her every step of the way.

    “My youngest daughter, she’s so cute and labeled everything,” she says. “My kids would have to help wrap and unwrap and do all that. They were really great that way and they would have to wash my hair — whatever hair I had left, which wasn’t much.”

    Storm says the oldest of her three daughters is “still the same calm person” who called the ambulance for her when the accident happened, her youngest is still the “organized one” who left signs instructing her what medicines to take, and her middle daughter, who was “really scared at the time,” is still the emotional, super sweet one who would do her hair.

    “It’s amazing, each child is such a gift and they bring you something different,” she says. “It was just really cool what each of them brought to the equation. Obviously, I felt incredibly blessed as I do now. They’re still manifesting themselves in the same awesome ways that they did back then.”

    Though Storm was able to recover from her burns, she still feels the effects to this day — both physically and mentally.

    “If there’s a temperature change, my hands hurt because of the damage caused by the burns,” she says. “If I’m tired or there’s a temperature change or something like that, I can still feel it in my hands. I still feel the effects of it.”

    “Even if I take a hot shower and I get out, there bright red spots on my chest where the burns were,” she continues. “I can still the see them, and I still have to be careful when I go out in the sun.”

    While most of her scarring isn’t visible and the ones on her hands blend in, she says the skin color change from the burns on her chest are noticeable when there’s a temperature change.

    “If I’m really hot, you would see all the blotches and stuff,” she says. “You’ll see all of that damage rise to the surface. There’s a lot of collagen creams and things that I use to build the skin back up.”

    Mentally, the accident made Storm “slow down” and “take stock” of the things that she’s grateful for. Even five years after the accident, she understandably “will not go near” a gas grill.

    “I bought a wood burning grill after that,” she says. “I do not use a gas grill anymore. I’m not saying that you can’t safely do it, but I prefer not to. So I have my cool little wood burning grill that I use, and it’s hysterical.”

    By sharing her story, Storm hopes that she can educate people about the potential risks of grilling in the cold weather.

    “It was embarrassing because, obviously, I caused it,” she says. “It was my mistake. But at the same time, I don’t want this to happen to anybody else.”

    Lesley Murphy Reveals Why Relationship with Dean Unglert Was 'Rocky' After Bachelor Winter Games

    Lesley Murphy Reveals Why Relationship with Dean Unglert Was 'Rocky' After Bachelor Winter Games


    Dean Unglert got down on one knee during The Bachelor Winter Games: World Tells All special, but it wasn’t for the reason viewers might have expected. While it looked like Unglert, 26, was going to propose to girlfriend Lesley Murphy, 30, when he...

    Dean Unglert got down on one knee during The Bachelor Winter Games: World Tells All special, but it wasn’t for the reason viewers might have expected.

    While it looked like Unglert, 26, was going to propose to girlfriend Lesley Murphy, 30, when he presented her with a little black box, he surprised everyone by revealing that there was a key to his home — rather than an engagement ring — inside. But Murphy, who is a travel blogger for a living and lives out of her suitcase, wasn’t quite as shocked.

    “I had a good feeling about it,” Murphy tells PEOPLE of the surprise. “I went into this whole thing with a very open mind and had no clue what to expect. I was super excited to come out dating this one. He’s such a gem and such a catch and we’ll see where it goes.”

    Though Murphy now has a place to call home, she says that she and Unglert have a lot more traveling in store.

    “I’m most excited about traveling all over the world with this one and seeing if he can keep up,” she jokes.

    “We’ve got plans to travel a little bit in the next couple of weeks,” Unglert adds. “It’s exciting to start this next chapter where we don’t necessarily have to hide anything. We’ve done a pretty poor job of that, but it’ll be fun to be able to not only build a romantic relationship. I think that it’s nice to know that our relationship is more than just romance, it’s friendship as well.”

    The couple was able to spend 15 days on the road together after filming was finished for the show, which is where they first started dating, but they were long distance the rest of the time.

    “It hasn’t been easy, especially coming from the show where we lived together in a beautiful environment for a couple of weeks to basically being long distance and having to rely on FaceTime and text messages,” Murphy says. “Long distance is never easy but the good thing about me living out of a suitcase is that I can be anywhere at anytime, and I think that his lifestyle allows for him to come travel with me as well.”

    “I had the time of my life in Vermont — even though it was so rocky afterwards, it was well worth the hardship,” Murphy continues, which makes Unglert ask, “What was rocky?”

    “I think just real life,” Murphy says. “Real life was rocky. We lived together in Vermont and so I saw him breakfast, lunch and dinner and then coming off the shows, it turned into this long distance thing where we were on the phone. That’s hard. We had to get used to that and learn how to deal with that and here we are.”

    Unglert says they’ve “argued a little bit” along the way, but that they’re “getting better everyday” and adds that the fact they had to keep their relationship a secret until after the show aired was a challenge.

    “I think it’s very debilitating to a relationship to not be able to be as vocal as you want to and to kind of ‘hide it,’ ” he says. “But it’s nice to start living normally.”

    Throughout her journey on Winter Games, Murphy has been open about her recent double mastectomy and she says she’s “so glad” that she shared story.

    “I’m huge into early detection and screenings and I got to thank this one because I don’t think when we met he had any clue what he was walking into,” Murphy says. “I think my experience is what any woman who just came out of such a big surgery would hope for, something like a double mastectomy when you have no idea how to even tell a future whoever about. His response was the best I could have ever hoped for.”

    Of course, Unglert has always been supportive of her.

    “I think anyone who isn’t fine with something like that is out of their mind,” he says. “What Lesley had to go through this year was incredibly difficult, but to see her come out with such positivity and optimism about everything is great. It’s not easy, it’ll never get easier, but she’s a trooper.”

    Virgin No More? Bachelor Winter Games' Ashley I. Has 'Incredible' Fantasy Suite Date with Kevin

    Virgin No More? Bachelor Winter Games' Ashley I. Has 'Incredible' Fantasy Suite Date with Kevin


    It may be the Bachelor Winter Games, but on Thursday’s season finale, things got hot. The two-hour episode opened with just five couples left of the 25 original cast members: Kevin (Canada) and Ashley (USA), Courtney (Australia) and Lily (New...

    It may be the Bachelor Winter Games, but on Thursday’s season finale, things got hot.

    The two-hour episode opened with just five couples left of the 25 original cast members: Kevin (Canada) and Ashley (USA), Courtney (Australia) and Lily (New Zealand), Luke (USA) and Stassi (Sweden), Jordan (New Zealand) and Bibiana (USA), and last but not least, Dean (USA) and Lesley (USA).

    Chris Harrison informed them that for their final challenge, they would be competing in couples’ ice dancing. But after spending the day in rehearsals, it quickly became obvious that things between Bibiana and Jordan had begun to unravel.

    Once they were back at the house that night, he approached her and asked to talk about whether she’d put any thought into their future.

    “I didn’t think I would come in here and actually find someone, to be honest,” he told her. “And I very much want to be with you after the show. I think with the time we’ve spent together and the way we are together, it’s totally worth pursuing.”

    Unfortunately, Bibiana wasn’t on the same page. After a long, tearful back-and-forth, she decided it was time to head home, and they both packed their bags and left that night.

    “I wish I could just give him everything. He’s just being so open and he’s ready to just do whatever it takes, and I’m not,” she said. “And that makes me feel really bad. He deserves the world. I just am not that person to give it to him right now. This hurts, but this environment is just not for us anymore. It was extremely selfish of me to try to hold on, but it felt so good. I feel like an idiot, but I’m not going to rush things. And I’m not going to give up on myself or on finding someone.”

    The following day, the four remaining couples headed off on their own romantic one-on-one dates — with the option to forgo their individual suites and spend the night together in a Fantasy Suite at the end of the night.

    Two couples accepted the offer: Dean and Lesley, and Ashley and Kevin. The moment was particularly huge for Ashley, whose virginity has been a much-discussed topic on the franchise since she first appeared on Chris Soules‘ season of The Bachelor in 2015.

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    Before heading into the suite, Ashley and Kevin talked through their decision — but it was clear she had already made up her mind.

    “You’re probably the only guy that’s ever made me feel desired and sexy, but yet at the same time is respectful of me and my decisions, sensitive towards everything, manly and protective,” she told him. “I don’t know where you came from.”

    “I’m actually kind of jealous that you’re a virgin,” he said. “Because the first time that you do it, it’s going to be right. It’s going to feel right.”

    “I love that you brought that up, because everybody is always like, ‘Why would she wait so long?’ ” said Ashley, starting to tear up. “And I just want girls to know that they can find somebody like you. Thank you for not being scared of it, and for being a man. A real, true man.”

    The next morning, they woke up in each other’s arms. And while Ashley was clearly over the moon, she carefully avoided spilling any details out of respect for their relationship.

    “I’m very content,” she said. “What happened between me and Kevin is something that I want to keep just between me and Kevin. My virginity is something that has already been talked about way too much. I think that after this point, we can just keep it a private issue.”

    “Last night’s Fantasy Suite was incredible,” she added. “And I really think that the strengthening of the relationship is going to help us today in this competition. I feel really good. I’m really excited to skate with him.”

    Later that day, the four couples hit the ice to perform their routines for a star-studded panel featuring ice skating legends Tai Babilonia, Randy Gardner and Nancy Kerrigan.

    And if you thought things couldn’t get any better for Ashley, think again: Her performance with Kevin earned them the top spot, and they were crowned the first-ever champions of the Bachelor Winter Games — and the first truly international couple of Bachelor Nation.

    “I’m a Bachelor success story,” she gushed. “Winning the title and winning a guy as great as Kevin. I think Kevin and I are probably going to have Fantasy Suite round two, tonight.”

    “Three years and gallons of tears later, I finally find what I’m looking for,” she added with a smile. “I’ve always felt like I would one day.”

    Meet William and Kate! Lifetime's Meghan Markle and Prince Harry TV Movie Casts Royal Family


    Lifetime has crowned it’s future heir to the throne! On Thursday, the network announced its latest slate of actors who will portray the royal family in its forthcoming TV movie, Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance, about Prince Harry and Meghan...

    Lifetime has crowned it’s future heir to the throne!

    On Thursday, the network announced its latest slate of actors who will portray the royal family in its forthcoming TV movie, Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance, about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s romance.

    Australian actor Burgess Abernethy will portray Prince William while Singapore-born, Vancouver-native Laura Mitchell will play Kate Middleton. And other royal members have been cast including Preston Karwat and Briella Weintraub for the roles Willam and Kate’s children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, respectively.

    In addition to the casting reveal, Lifetime released the first image of the actors as the royal family of four.

    Actress Bonnie Soper will portray the late Diana and Maggie Sullivan to play Queen Elizabeth II.

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    Earlier this month, the casting for the title roles was announced with Parisa Fitz-Henley as Markle and Murray Fraser as the spare heir. With her dark locks, sparkling brown eyes and Audrey Hepburn-inspired brows, Fitz-Henley is a dead ringer for Meghan.

    The feature will start with the couple’s first date, which was set up by a mutual friend, and continue through their engagement.

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    Production has already begun in Vancouver as Abernethy even celebrated his 31st birthday on set. “I got treated like the future King of England yesterday,” he jokingly captioned footage of him blowing out the candles of his birthday cake on Instagram.

    Interestingly, William and Kate were also the focus of not one, but two TV movies. Both were released around the time of the couple’s wedding and depicted their relationship, which started when they were both students at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

    The first aired on Lifetime, and the other on Hallmark — a channel that Meghan worked with multiple times throughout her acting career.

    The network announced Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance will be released in the spring. (We can likely expect it to debut ahead of their May 19 wedding.)

    Amy Poehler Slams the NRA For Using a GIF of Her Parks and Recreation Character in Pro-Gun Tweet

    Amy Poehler Slams the NRA For Using a GIF of Her Parks and Recreation Character in Pro-Gun Tweet


    Amy Poehler isn’t about to let the National Rifle Association use her as a meme. The actress and comedian, who does not have a Twitter account, shared what she thought of the NRA using a gif of her Parks and Recreation character Leslie Knope after the...

    Amy Poehler isn’t about to let the National Rifle Association use her as a meme.

    The actress and comedian, who does not have a Twitter account, shared what she thought of the NRA using a gif of her Parks and Recreation character Leslie Knope after the CNN town hall on Wednesday night.

    The show’s creator Michael Shur, who goes by “Ken Tremendous” on Twitter, tweeted his distaste for the move, writing, “Hi, please take this down. I would prefer you not use a GIF from a show I worked on to promote your pro-slaughter agenda.”

    He added, “Also, Amy isn’t on twitter, but she texted me a message: ‘Can you tweet the NRA for me and tell them I said f— off?'”

    The NRA tweeted thanks to spokeswoman Dana Loesch after she defended the organization at the town hall while in a debate with Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel.

    “.@DLoesch thank you for being the voice of over 5 Million #NRA members,” the organization tweeted.

    .@DLoesch thank you for being the voice of over 5 Million #NRA members. pic.twitter.com/WDz7vujXfM

    — NRA (@NRA) February 22, 2018

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    Nick Offerman, who played conservative Ron Swanson on the show, tweeted a message to Loesch and the NRA, writing, “.@NRA @DLoesch our good-hearted show and especially our Leslie Knope represent the opposite of your pro-slaughter agenda – take it down and also please eat s—.”

    On Wednesday night, the Loesch faced multiple questions from Florida students, parents and teachers about gun safety and regulations.

    Emma Gonzalez, a senior at Stoneman Douglas, where 17 people were shot and killed last week, confronted the spokesperson and mother of two at the event, asking her about the organization’s position on bump stocks and making it more difficult to purchase certain weapons.

    “Dana Loesch, I want you to know that we will support your two children in the way that you will not,” Gonzalez said, referring to gun control.

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    “The shooter at our school obtained weapons that he used on us legally. Do you believe that it should be harder to obtain the semi-automatic and – – weapons and the modifications for these weapons to make them fully automatic like bump stocks?” asked Gonzalez, who has been outspoken in her opposition to semiautomatic rifles.

    After Loesch replied that the NRA is waiting on the Justice Department to make a ruling on bump stocks,Sheriff Israel interrupted to say: “I understand you’re standing up for the NRA and I understand that’s what you’re supposed to do.”

    “But, you just told this group of people that you are standing up for them. You’re not standing up for them until you say ‘I want less weapons,’” he said to applause.